"The markets have a plan, but............." My view of the markets is that every move have its own plan, nothing happens random. Lets take this as an fact. Now, if you know a little bit of this plan, you can create a trading setup. You say, i know price should go to at least this price here, within this time window, otherwhise something is wrong. But although most of the times this really happens, there are sometimes, when the price stops, for example on a high, before your expected minimum target price. Good if you know how to see that it stops, then there is no problem. But the evil thing of the animal is that the future is always still unpredictable. I dont know what will happen, nobody does. I , we ,only can identify the things that were and are. This is a bit of a problem and one of the reasons why i hate trading. For example: You are entering in a new trade, and it startes to move correctly, but then it stops before your minimum target and you say to yourself, god damn, not again - i must close the trade and take the profit. God damn, i only want a straight move trade, whats going on, i did everything correct. Well it happens sometimes, you know that, take a look into your statistics, you are just trading your statistics, the next trade will blow over the minimum target, that will be a hell of a ride. Anybody knows what i mean?